I'm not getting it...

Discussion in 'Fishing Chit Chat' started by Fin Fan, Sep 29, 2015.

  1. Fin Fan

    Fin Fan Headless chicken!

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    Where are the fish? This is the biggest El Nino in over 25 years but no fish? Water is warm so they didn't head back yet. 3 degrees ago they were boiling everywhere, what is up? Someone told me they went north with the currents?

    Don't respond with "I caught two fish yesterday". In good El Nino years you find wide open often. Something unknown to me is happening.

    Chime in, need the info before the season is over.
     
  2. Kaden

    Kaden Newbie

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    The water is too warm. There is a lot of bait but it dies quickly.
     
  3. la vida

    la vida Now I love our Prezzz!!!

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    I'm waiting for a new wave of bigger YF and maybe some Big eye
     
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  4. tanner.s

    tanner.s Fish Slaughterer

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    Might not be tuna but there is tons of Wahoo and Marlin, an equal trade I'd say.
     
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  5. hilltop

    hilltop lurking in the shallows

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    they are up my way now! lites out!
     
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  6. hektic77

    hektic77 Newbie

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    The problem with this El Niño is the water is too warm in too large of an area so there are a ton of fish but they are spread out in a much larger area than normal. The bait continues to look for slightly cooler waters and of course the Pelagics keep chasing that bait in a large circle around the temp breaks at the edge of the warm water mass. This is why we are seeing reports of tails and tuna further and further up north and further off shore closer to the big temp breaks at the edges of the warm water mass. Of course there is still schools of fish spread out throughout the warm water but the square miles of this warm water mass is ten times bigger than normal so it's 10 times harder to find the big schools of fish and in all honesty it seems as if the schools are much smaller than usual as well because you rarely see wide open bites and limits on the sport boats. It will go wide open for about 10-20 fish then the school fades out. It's hard to complain as this has been a great season for PBers but it has definitely been hit and miss and time on the water is key to have your lucky day when it's your turn to find that hungry school of fish.
     
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  7. lynndeva

    lynndeva Fishing mom

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    Speaking from my own expirence, we catch fish from 4am to about 7am then it's a 9 hour bird watching cruse until about 4:30-5pm when we get a fresh round of biters. We are also fishing deeper/ farther out then what we have previously. The water is just too warm closer to shore. Again this is speaking just of my own fishing excursions as of late.
     
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  8. lj.fish

    lj.fish Fun Shit Maynard!

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    All I can say is if you don't get it this year, you never will!! image.jpg image.jpg
     
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  9. jim isbell

    jim isbell I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Yes, even in the biggest El Nino of my lifetime--fish move around. Best bet, is to check 976 tuna the day before you go--and check THE day you go with the guys at the bait barge--last time out, was told by Nacho "they are up at Rocky Point" and you know what--they were, but lots of guys were looking where they HAD been the previous weeks. Something IS going on--but you really can't expect the fish to be anywhere you choose to go--it may be a great year, but not that great.
     
  10. Harborlocal

    Harborlocal Newbie

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    It's not life of pi wide open where they are jumping in your boat, but wahoo, yft, bft, yellows and dorado within 10 miles of the beach is pretty unheard of and epic. Bft, yft, and dodo so far in my 15ft tiller motor controlled aluminum. Plenty of skunk days but still fun and better than tv or work.
     
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  11. bloodfart

    bloodfart gentleman asshole

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    fishdope
     
  12. makairaa

    makairaa I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    The party boats do not seem to have problems finding some daily. They have just moved further offshore and some have gone north. The yellowfin off the channel islands have been a better grade than the stuff south lately. It has been more about quality and location than quantity this year though.
     
  13. Bizzy

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    We have fished a lot this year and have had only one skunk and a few days where we back at the dock before one. Where have you been fishing? It's been pretty good South of San Diego.
     
  14. Fin Fan

    Fin Fan Headless chicken!

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    Off dana point. 209, 267, 277, domes and the 14 mile bank. All of these yesterday for nothing but rat yt and dodo
     
  15. makairaa

    makairaa I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Yesterday was a down day for everybody. Should pick up again in a few days.
     
  16. titos334

    titos334 VIP Elite Member

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    Virtually no bait offshore, all the little yellows probably ate it. Other than looking for wahoo and marlin I'd say the offshore fishing around Dana is pretty close to being done.
     
  17. 26grumpy

    26grumpy who hooked who

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    Expectations are personal and subjective and usually don't pan out where we don't have total control of the outcome.

    Like...if every guy's expectations were to pan out there wouldn't be a market for Viagra now would there? :D
     
  18. bloodfart

    bloodfart gentleman asshole

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    you're driving over the fish. I haven't been farther than 14 miles out this whole season. 2 skunks 14 trips.
     
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  19. makairaa

    makairaa I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Western pride had 116 yellowfin today. So they are there somewhere. Unfortunately still peanuts, but they are there.
     

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